When responsibly investigating historical events, historians commonly assert, “anything is possible, but we closely examine and analyze the evidence for what is most probable." This is the same method for interpreting evidence supporting - or not supporting - all ancient literature and events. The resurrection of Christ is the epicenter of the Christian faith. Without … Continue reading What Evidence Is There for Christ’s Resurrection?
On Good Friday, while we go through our daily routines, use your imagination and travel back with me twenty centuries to the dusty roads of southern Palestine. The son is appearing over the horizon. By this time, the rooster has crowed, alerting Simon Peter to the fact that, just as Jesus predicted, he would deny … Continue reading Good Friday – 20 Centuries Ago…
What was Jesus doing between his death & his resurrection? No one knows for certain. But there is a most curious passage in Peter's first letter. Here it is: 1 Peter 3:18-22 (NLT) - Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely … Continue reading Day 2 (of 3) – A Sermon for the Ages
By Good Friday morning, the rooster has crowed, alerting Simon Peter to the fact that, just as Jesus predicted, he would deny Jesus not once, but three times. The other disciples have scattered in fear. Jesus has spent the entire night facing a very illegal, very hostile, kangaroo court designed to railroad him into a … Continue reading Good Friday – Twenty Centuries Ago…
I’ve supplied for my former Sr. Pastors dozens of times, as well as preached every Wed. night to students for almost 25 years. Truth be told, preaching & teaching are my #1 passions- far more than leading music. I’ve always seen myself as a “preacher disguised as a musician.” 🙂 This is why I continue … Continue reading Redemptive Violence
Another gorgeous rendition of Cohen's classic..... A friend sent this video to me. I made the mistake of viewing it while in my "local saloon" (Starbucks). By the final verse I was weeping heavily - in large part, because, due to my son's death last May, my appreciation for Christ's cross & resurrection has gone … Continue reading “Hallelujah”
So simple. So powerful. Happy Easter. Enjoy.... http://youtu.be/muygjHVdtUY
The answer in Easter. Watch this powerful, brief video message by Rick Warren. nw http://youtu.be/SHcfq1Hf1hE
This blog is by my good friend, Jonathan Mansur, youth pastor serving just outside Ft. Worth. Paul gives us the “gospel in a nutshell” in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. After each truth, Paul adds “in accordance with the Scriptures.” So….if a church member, or stranger off the street, asks us, “Ok. Tell me where in the … Continue reading What Does the Old Testament Say About Christ’s Resurrection?
For those who love history, you'll love O'Reilly's & Dugard's book, "Killing Jesus" - especially with Easter on the horizon. From the authors: "This is not a religious book. We do not address Jesus as the Messiah....Much has been written about Jesus, the son of a humble carpenter. But little is actually known about him.... … Continue reading “Killing Jesus: A History”